Small business assistance includes confidential, free, one-on-one counseling services to start-up and existing business owners.
Technical assistance is available from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for small and other existing businesses that seek to improve environmental performance and prevent pollution.
The State of Maine links consumers with local producers and products through several programs.
The State of Maine and the University of Maine help manufacturing businesses identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and increase their competitiveness.
The State of Maine’s international trade programs and services provide Maine businesses with the information, skills, resources and contacts to compete globally.
The State of Maine and the Small Business Administration offer free counseling services to Maine businesses and assist them in learning how to bid on government contracts at the federal, state and local levels.
Through Efficiency Maine, the State of Maine promotes more efficient use of electricity, helps Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs, and improves Maine’s environment.